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Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People
Liana Buchanan commenced as the Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People in April 2016. She also sits as a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission.
Liana has a background in oversight and system reform for people experiencing disadvantage, with a strong focus on family violence and sexual assault. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, her roles included the Executive Officer of the Federation of Community Legal Centres, where she led the peak body for Victoria’s 50 community legal centres, and the Director, Office of Correctional Services Review, where she was responsible for monitoring Victoria's corrections system. Liana has also held legal and policy positions with a social justice focus in a number of agencies including the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice, Office for the Status of Women (SA) and Women’s Legal Service (SA).
Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
Justin Mohamed commenced as the new Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People on Monday 28 May 2018.
Mr Mohamed is a proud Aboriginal man of the Gooreng Gooreng nation near Bundaberg in Queensland. He has dedicated the past 25 years to working towards building a stronger and healthier nation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Read our media release on the appointment of our new Commissioner.
Farewell to Andrew Jackomos
Andrew Jackomos, a proud Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man, served as as the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in Victoria, from July 2013 until January 2018.